|The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab|
SDO is designed to help us understand the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space by studying the solar atmosphere on small scales of space and time and in many wavelengths simultaneously. Note: This animation of the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows it above the earth as it faces toward the Sun. Animator: Chris Meaney (HTSI), Ryan Zuber (UMBC). Scientist: William D. Pesnell (NASA/GSFC). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: SDO.
Keywords: HDTV, Spacecraft, Sun, SDO; What -- Earth; What -- Solar Dynamics Observatory; What -- Sun